Comparison - Volkswagen Tiguan SEL 2017 - vs - Renault Kadjar Signature S Nav 2017

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Model: 
Average Price: 
34,500
Updated: 
02 Dec 2016
29,858
converted from British Pound
Updated: 
04 Jan 2017
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
Four Wheel Drive
Year: 
2017
2017
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
6-speed Manual
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
16.90gals
14.53gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Deep Black Pearl
#000000
Pacific Blue Metallic
#35617A
Pepper Gray Metallic
#5D5C5A
Pure White
#FFFFFF
Reflex Silver Metallic
#D8D8D8
Color: 
Glacier White
#F0EFED
Mercury
#D2D2D2
Dune metallic
#A2998A
Titanium
#646D76
Diamond Black
#292929
Cosmos Blue
#3B658C
Arctic White
#F1F1F3
Flame Red
#E73E3E

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

We test the high-spec VW Tiguan with four-wheel drive in the UK

Although the VW Tiguan offers an attractive blend of practicality, sharp styling and a classy interior, this particular model doesn’t look like good value. The 188bhp diesel engine is powerful, but it’s not the best fit for the car and economy takes a hit. It’s not as good to drive nor as comfortable as the rival SEAT Ateca either, which puts the high price tag into even sharper focus.

The Volkswagen Tiguan sits in a crowded class of talented cars, with the SEAT Ateca, Peugeot 3008 and Nissan Qashqai all going up against it. Indeed, the Tiguan is such a significant a competitor that many manufacturers position it as the main benchmark in the class that their new models have to beat - be that publicly or privately.

Unfortunately for Volkswagen, the latest model hasn’t quite impressed us as much as we had expected, with rivals overtaking it in many areas. Here we’re giving the Tiguan a chance to fight back by testing this SEL model with the 188bhp 2.0-litre diesel engine to see how it stacks up against the competition.

The Tiguan is pretty good to drive, with plenty of grip and composure in corners, but it does feel heavy and the steering doesn’t have enough feedback. The Ateca is more fun to drive, but the crucial thing is that the SEAT is also more comfortable. The Tiguan we tested had 19-inch alloy wheels fitted, and it crashed over lumps in the road. It’s particularly bad over speed bumps, too - while not back-breaking, it’s disappointing in an SUV from this price bracket.

And there lies this Tiguan’s biggest problem, the price tag. The SEL model costs £33,260, which is significantly more than rivals from Nissan, Renault and SEAT with similar specifications. The quality interior and decent kit list goes some way to mitigate that but we still think the price is just too high.

By: 
autoexpress.co.uk

The size-S Tiguan whets our appetite for our size-L version.

Volkswagen was late to the crossover-SUV game with the first-generation Tiguan, and while 2.8 million examples have been sold worldwide since the model’s launch in 2007, the Tiguan hasn’t been a great success in the United States. American customers have complained about a high price and a lack of space compared with vehicles like the Honda CR-V and the Toyota RAV4—which is why, when the new version of the Tiguan launches here next summer as a 2018 model, we’ll get only the long-wheelbase variant.

Yet, when invited to drive the smaller, standard-wheelbase version of the new Tiguan on its German home turf, we jumped at the chance. That's because its features, powertrain, and road manners will be almost identical to the U.S. car. And distinguishing the long-wheelbase model from its shorter sibling will be almost impossible unless they’re parked next to each other

As much as we like the new Tiguan, we lament the fact that it is actually less powerful than its predecessor. In this European specification, it has all the ingredients to move to the top of the class, with tasteful design, rich materials, and upmarket features. If the Tiguan is to make a lasting impression here, VW needs to offer high levels of technology and convenience features

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan is worth checking out if you want your compact crossover to be rewarding to drive. But be aware that it comes up short in many key areas compared to top rivals
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For 2017, Volkswagen has discontinued the Tiguan's midlevel SE and R-Line trims and replaced them with essentially equivalent Wolfsburg Edition and Sport models. The 6.3-inch touchscreen is now standard, along with VW Car-Net apps and HD and satellite radio.

How does an all-new Volkswagen crossover sound, one that is lighter than the vehicle it replaces, is powered by stronger, more fuel-efficient engines, and has a greater amount of interior space? You get it with the 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan ... if you live outside of the United States, that is. Overseas, the Tiguan is new from the ground up, but for now the American Tiguan continues to soldier on, having first been introduced way back in 2009. All of the Tiguan's competitors have been redesigned at least once since then.

Pros
Sporty handling doesn't come at the expense of a comfortable ride quality (except Sport trim)
Engine offers punchy turbocharged performance
Interior materials feel premium
Cabin is quiet at highway speeds.

cons
Limited cargo space and rear seat legroom
Subpar fuel economy
Lackluster crash test results
No high-tech accident avoidance features available.

By: 
edmunds.com

The Renault Kadjar is a stylish crossover that's based on the same platform as the Nissan Qashqai. But, while the Qashqai took undisputed class honours when it arrived in early 2014, the game has moved on, and the Renault equivalent betters it in almost every area. However, the Renault just falls short of the all round appeal of the SEAT Ateca.
There's a single body style for the Kadjar, and it slots into the Renault range above the Captur. Both of these models will be joined by the larger Koleos SUV later in 2017. There are four trim levels to choose from: the entry-level, air con-equipped Expression+, the mid-spec Dynamique and Dynamique S, while at the top of the range is Signature trim. Cars in top-spec trim are expensive, but they do boast a generous amount of kit, including a Bose stereo, 19-inch alloy wheels, and touchscreen nav is included on Dynamique models and above.
The Kadjar earned a five-star rating when it was tested by Euro NCAP, just like the Nissan Qashqai. All but the entry-level model has lane departure warning and traffic sign recognition as standard. Autonomous emergency braking, which will automatically apply the brakes if a collision is imminent, is an option on all trim levels.

By: 
autoexpress.co.uk

The Renault Kadjar is a family crossover that not only rivals the Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5 and Volkswagen Tiguan, but is also a worthy alternative to best-selling hatchbacks such as the Ford Focus and Volkswagen Golf.
The Kadjar shares many parts with the Nissan Qashqai, but its body is a bit bigger. This means you get slightly more passenger space and a larger boot. The Renault’s interior also packs a high-tech infotainment system and an eye-pleasing dashboard.

Pros
Competitive price
Practical cabin
Excellent fuel economy

Cons
Just one petrol engine
High-end models are expensive
Sunroof reduces rear headroom

By: 
carwow.co.uk

As a small SUV, the Kadjar is also a rival to the Kia Sportage, Seat Ateca and Skoda Yeti, but it's the aforementioned Nissan that it has most in common with, because it uses the same platform and engines.
This means Kadjar buyers can choose from turbocharged 1.2-litre petrol and 1.5- and 1.6-litre diesels, although the 1.6 is the only option if you want four-wheel drive.
In terms of interior space, the Kadjar and Qashqai are closely matched, and both offer a high-riding driving postion that gives you a good view down the road. However, the Kadjar's styling is closer to that of its smaller SUV sibling, the Renault Captur.

By: 
whatcar.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Diesel
Fuel Economy City USA: 
20.00mpg
56.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
24.00mpg
61.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Diesel

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
1.50L
Torque: 
207ft-lbs
at 1 700rpm
236ft-lbs
at 1 750rpm
Horsepower: 
200hp
at 5 100rpm
130hp
at 4 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Single overhead cam (SOHC)
Turning Circle: 
39.00Feet
35.00Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
no
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission controls and audio controls on steering wheel
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Keyless Ignition
Cooled Storage Compartment
Heated rear screen
Electric front windows
Electric rear windows
Windows - extra tinted rear and tailgate
Electric with variable assistance Power STEERING

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
174.50in
175.00in
Width: 
71.20in
73.00in
Height: 
67.10in
81.00in
Ground Clearance: 
6.90in
7.90in
Front Track: 
61.80in
61.20in
Rear Track: 
61.90in
60.70in
Wheel Base: 
102.50in
104.17in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.10
35.60
Rear Head Room: 
39.00
35.80
Front Leg Room: 
40.10in
Rear leg room: 
35.80in
Front Hip Room: 
58.30in
Front Shoulder Room: 
56.20in
Rear Hip Room: 
57.40in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.00in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
56.10cu.ft
52.00cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
2200lbs
1653lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
23.80cu.ft
16.67cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
28.00degrees
18.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
25.00degrees
28.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
3404.00lbs
3073.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
no
More Instruments: 
Rev-counter
Display - digital speedometer (TFT screen)
Adjustable dashboard illumination
Low fuel level warning light
Oil level gauge
Rear seat belt undone audible alert
Driver and passenger seat belt undone - warning audible alert
Door/boot open - warning light
Electrochrome rearview mirror

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
power steering
Interior courtesy light controlled by all 4 doors
Driver and front passenger reading lights
Rear courtesy lights
Illuminated luggage compartment (on opening of boot)

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Passenger seat with manual adjustable lumbar support
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Height adjustable passenger seat
Bucket front seats
8 -way power driver seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Leather
Signature Dark Carbon synthetic leather and cloth upholstery
Driver - height adjustable seat
Driver - height and lumbar adjustable seat
Fully adjustable front headrests
Height adjustable front seat belts
3-point inertia reel seatbelts
60:40 split folding seats
Front centre armrest
Multi position boot floor
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-folding rear seatback
Folding center armrest
Reclining rear seats
Rear ventilation ducts
Leather upholstery (Carbon Black) with synthetic leather rear headrest
Passenger - height adjustable seat
3-seat rear bench
3 height adjustable rear head restraints
One touch easy folding rear bench seats
Central rear armrest with cup holders

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Pseudo Mac Pherson with lower triangle
Rear Suspension: 
rear stabilizer bar
Multi-link
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Cooled storage compartment
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Leather steering wheel
Dual zone climate controls - driver and passenger
Accessory power point
Floor mats - front and rear
Hands free parking
Signature Nappa leather steering wheel
Sun visor with mirror without light
Pollen filter
Heated rear windscreen
Heating ducts to the feet of the rear passengers

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Diversity antenna
8 total speakers
1 subwoofer(s)
Memory card slot
3 Months of provided satellite radio service
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
Fender premium brand speakers
USB Connection
Fingertip audio system remote control
BOSE® energy efficient sound system: 7 speakers with a digital amplifier + 1 Subwoofer
R-Link 2 multimedia system
7” touchscreen
TomTom® LIVE services with Western European mapping
DAB tuner
audio streaming and hands-free calls
USB and AUX sockets
voice control, vehicle applications

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Privacy glass
Fixed glass rear sunroof
Roof rack
Power glass sunroof
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Rear window wiper
aluminium roof bars
Door mirrors - electrically adjustable, heated and folding
Door mirrors - shiny black shell
Body side mouldings with chrome inserts
Painted front and rear skids
Side and boot kick plates
Windows chrome surrounds
Door handles - body coloured
Panoramic sunroof
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
19 x 9.0
19"
Wheels more: 
Temporary spare tire
Inside mounted spare tire
All season tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R19

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
solid rear disc brakes
rear disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Brake drying
Adaptive headlights
Rear height adjustable headrests
Xenon high intensity discharge headlamp
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Turn signal mirrors
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Brake Drying
Electronic parking brake
Protective rear brake disc
HSA - Hill Start Assist
ECO mode
Airbags - deactivation of front passenger (for use with child seats)
Airbags - driver's two stage auto -adaptive
Indicators with side repeaters
Automatic headlights and windscreen wipers
Cruise control with speed limiter
ESP (Electronic Stability Programme) with ASR (Anti-Skid Regulation) and UCL (Understeer Logic Control)
Visio system (lane departure warning, traffic sign recognition, automatic high/low beam)
Halogen headlights
Full LED headlights
ISOFIX child seat anchorage points on rear outer seats
Seats - height adjustable front seatbelts with double pretensioners
Tyre inflation kit
Side impact protection bars
Anti-drill door locks and ignition barrel
R.A.I.D. (Renault Anti Intruder Device) auto closure >6mph
Superlocking
Insurance approved (Category 1) alarm system and immobiliser

Options

Packages: 
Climate Pack - Automatic dual zone climate control, automatic headlights and automatic rain sensitive windscreen wipers
Parking Pack - Front and rear parking sensors and electrically adjustable, heated and folding door mirrors
Parking Pack Premium - Hands free parking and rear parking camera and blind spot warning
Convenience Pack - One touch easy folding system, synthetic leather and cloth upholstery, compartmentalised boot and height adjustable passenger seat
Leather Pack - Leather upholstery with synthetic leather central rear headrest, electrically adjustable height* and heated front seats
Exterior Options: 
Trailer Hitch
Tow & Ball Mount, 7-Pin Adapter Plug
Side Steps
Roof Rack
Wheel Locks
Roof Edge Spoiler
Trailer Hitch Kit
Interior Options: 
First Aid Kit
Rubber Mat Kit
Roadside Assistance Kit

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black, cloth
#000000
Color: 
Midnight Blue Leather
#6D6D6D
Cream Beige Leather
#CEBEAB
Dark Red Leather
#962F36
Saddle Brown Leather
#9E684E